Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Discovery Institute's Paul Nelson botches it.

I his introduction, Jerry Coyne writes:

... Last week I received an email from young-earth creationist Paul Nelson, who works for the Discovery Institute, taking me to task for what he saw as my unfair denigration of Jim Shapiro. Nelson’s beef was my contention that Shapiro is an outlier among biologists in minimizing the importance of natural selection in evolution. Nelson maintains that there are many other reputable biologists who “have frank doubts about selection” and wouldn’t agree with me. Here’s Nelson’s email, published with permission:

(Nelsons email and the ensuing discussion is interesting to read. Read more here:
PaulNelson creates debate.

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